Tue. Jun 22nd, 2021

The menace of drug abuse

Hasan Ishaq

We have heard all about how drug are being used to crush a society and the future of a generation. We are pitched against an amorphous, faceless, enemy, while the conventional threat has also grown manifold.

Hunza Valley is famous not only for its beautiful landscape, but also because of the fact that the people of Hunza are generous, hospitable, peaceful and polite. The people of Hunza also have an educational and progressive mindset, their vision and tendency is directed towards a peaceful society, attainable through education. But there are some faceless drug mafias, who are acting like a virus to destroy the society through their harmful activities. The drug mafia is supported by some masterminds, who don’t like to see our area at such a prominent level of development. So they are struggling to change the tendency and vision of this area’s people by allowing the abuse of drug in our society. For this purpose they try to impose the drugs on teenagers and uneducated persons, because these segments of the society are easy victims.

Unfortunately some of our youth and unaware persons have followed the mafia and are now completely trapped in the claws of the drug dealers. The drugs include chars, hashish, bang, opium and locally prepared alcohol. These drugs are sold at a very high cost in the black market which is much enough to bring the drug users below the poverty line.

Another alarming issue is that the locally prepared alcohol is prepared under poor and unhygienic conditions and not properly preserved, so it easily become contaminated and might prove to be corrosive for health.

By using these drugs the users are not only putting their lives and money at risk but on the other hand they are destroying the future of the young society. Now it is an alarming threat for the society to understand this burning issue and take proper measures against this fettle and wide-spreading abuse. So this is the voice of the youth society for the low makers and governing officials to take strong actions against the invisible devastating disaster.

The contributor is Headteacher at Shishkat D.J School in Gojal Valley.

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